How to set up a Zoom meeting safely

Telegraph 22 Jul 2020 11:31

An unexpected symptom of coronavirus has been the entrance of alien words and phrases to our vocabulary. 

Just a few months ago, saying “I’m zooming my friends”, “zoom-bombing” or “Houseparty hacking” out loud would have raised an eyebrow or two. 

But now that more of us are connecting both for business and pleasure on video conferencing services, Zoom has become an integral part of our lives. 

There are, however, several risks with using the streaming service.

Zoom has apologised after numerous security bugs, some that allowed hackers to intercept calls, others that share bad links that could steal login credentials. It has paused all new features and tasked its engineers with making sure it is as secure as possible as demand grows

Perhaps more concerningly, is the phenomenon of aforementioned zoom-bombing, where people join meetings unannounced, often screaming expletives or blasting pornographic images.

The FBI is investigating after a number report's that pupil's Zoom meetings with their teachers were intercepted by pranksters. Several schools are banning the technology because of privacy concerns, and the ease in which students can share the link to access their lessons in the hope that strangers might disrupt teaching

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